Windsor Rotary Club is launching a new local project in collaboration
with the Little Free Library project.
The Windsor Rotary Club is building and installing little Free libraries around Windsor and Severance. The first one has been installed at the corner of Cobble court and Water Valley Parkway.
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:
Visit at any time!
Just like a regular library, you can borrow books and return
them when you are done, so they can be enjoyed by others.
The Rotary Club of Windsor is focused on the young readers
although readers of all ages are welcome.
We encourage parents to bring children to the Little Free
Library with a book/books to share. If you don’t have one right
now, we understand. Please help us keep the library stocked.
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 100,000 around the world in over 100 countries — from Italy to Brazil to Japan. Now, a new multiple Little Free Libraries around Windsor and Severance will join the movement to share books, bring people together and create communities of readers. You can find more locations on their webpage.
One of the causes that Rotary International supports is local education.
“Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.”
There is lots of research that demonstrates the positive health aspects of reading. Reading at home boosts school performance later on. It also increases vocabulary, raises self-esteem, builds good communication skills, and strengthens the prediction engine that is the human brain. Researchers have found that students who read books regularly, beginning at a young age, gradually develop large vocabularies. Vocabulary size can influence many areas of your life, from scores on standardized tests to college admissions and job opportunities. We hope that these Little Free Libraries will bring a little more joy, a little more connection, and a whole lot more book to our community.
How you can get involved.
Get out and find a book to read!
The Rotary Club of Windsor is proud to present the Seventh Annual Ardin Wright Memorial RYLA Golf Tournament benefitting the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
Wednesday June 19th with Tee off at 12:00
The Rotary Club of Windsor sponsors more than 20 young men and women from Windsor High School and Windsor & Severance Middle Schools each year to participate in the RYLA & Young RYLA camps. All net proceeds from the Golf Tournament will be used to sponsor students at the camp.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. The Senior RYLA is held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, and Young RYLA Conference is held at the Pondorosa Retreat & Conference Center in Larkspur, CO.
The golf tournament is in memory of Ardin Wright, he was an exceptional individual that has left a positive lasting impression on our community as well as our youth. He was a long-standing Rotary member, two time President of the Windsor club, as well as Assistant Governor for Dist 5440 spearheading several international initiatives. He was an awesome Rotarian, with a passion for many Rotary initiatives just some of them including, Paul Harris Fellowships, year-long student exchange program and of course RYLA. He also lead Aero Dentista, an orginazation that flew dentists to Baja California to to serve the poor. As a patriot, he served his country with the Air Force reserves. He was a humble man of great wisdom and humor who managed to stay a child at heart.
This event will be held at Pelican Lakes Golf Course in Windsor CO. The course has water, native wildlife, and an extremely challenging layout. There are over 300 surface acres of water at Pelican Lakes, most of it stemming from the Cache la Poudre River that snakes its way through the entire 7,264-yard course. The course claims to have the most shoreline of any golf course in the United States.
The day will feature:
- 18 Holes of Golf including cart
- $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest
- Two other Hole-in-one Contests
- Accurate and Long Drive Prizes
- Longest Putt Prize
- Four-Person Scramble Format
- Door Prizes
- Awards banquet with a great silent auction
You can read more details on our webpage here as well as registration for your 4-person team on our website for $125 per player
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